Posted by: anonymous
2019-04-28 01:04:42
ID: 60012
I had a good conversation with my boss about work expectations. I have been busting my ass putting in 50-60 hour weeks to get a project done and I stress out if I don't get to email immediately. She said "What if you miss an email? It's not the end of the world. You need to take time for yourself too". And she is so right. My family is getting older and my parents won't be around forever. I will regret not spending time with them; I won't regret not putting in a ton of time at work.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-04-27 23:51:30
ID: 60006
The interview I was looking forward to was cancelled with one hour's notice. Turns out that someone who had transfer rights in the company had been hired on Friday, and they didn't think to let me know until Monday afternoon. Great. I went ahead and told my boss anyway that I was looking for something else. I told her that I had stayed here so long because I really do love it, but that it was time for me to move on. This is only half true, but at this point I just want to move on with a minimum of drama. I did notice though that when Secretary's Day came around, no one brought me the card to sign, lol. It's no secret that getting yelled at by her was the last straw.
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Posted by: Stormyweather
2019-04-25 01:47:43
ID: 59973
I just applied for a great job in my home town. If I get it, I will pack up and drive right across the country. The job has been posted for months, but I wanted to finish university before applying. The earliest I could start is mid June. I hope so haven't fucked up by applying too early.....What do you think?
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-04-22 02:23:45
ID: 59937
In response to a confession. It's a public school, so Dad didn't pay to send him here. This is the right school. People always say that- this student is in the wrong school- but changing schools doesn't fix these problems. It just moves the problem to a place where you can't see it. He doesn't meet the requirements for a special day class. His behaviors aren't severe enough, and he doesn't need modified curriculum. (He's actually advanced.) I'm a specialist. These kinds of situations are my job, and I have helped kids like this before. He's making progress. I'm changing schools though, so I only have until the end of the year to do my best. Nothing in my mandated reporter training covers domestic violence, only child abuse and neglect, but I will check into that. Thanks.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-04-21 23:01:57
ID: 59935
Help the kid but don't expect the sm to divorce her abusive husband.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-04-21 23:01:04
ID: 59932
In response to a confession. I'm sure you know this, but don't hesitate to report the dad to the authorities. Do what you can and then set a hard boundary. She will, most likely, never leave her husband. I'm just saying this so you can prepare yourself emotionally when she stays with him, even if it endangers her child. You have to think of your other students, too. If he's abusing them, this isn't the right school, regardless of how much his dad paid to send him there; regardless of how much you could potentially help him. What a difficult situation. Keep us posted.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-04-21 03:21:04
ID: 59927
I have a new student with autism and pretty serious behavior issues- tantrums, throwing things, etc. He said something shockingly racist to a classmate this week. I finally met his stepmom, who texted me after their meeting to say their lives are a nightmare because of how her husband raises the boy. She said he is "very controlling." I asked if she was safe, and if my student was safe. She said my student was safe. She added that her husband was a famous game designer. I looked him up and he is worth 20 million. He was sent to this school because we have the right program for him. He went from the wealthiest school in town to a Title I school where he is the only white kid in his class, and he is traumatizing his classmates with his violent behavior and now his racist outburst. I need to help this kid and his stepmom. I think she is in danger. Please think good thoughts for me, so I can help them.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-04-21 00:13:53
ID: 59921
So our company is pretty small and run by a Christian zealot who insists we have a company "character lunch" once a month where we have to listen to our CEO give a mini-sermon about how to improve our work ethics, etc. It's nauseating and we have to attend unless we are on PTO that day. At least it's on company time because if it wasn't, I would NOT be going.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-04-20 16:45:54
ID: 59914
In response to a confession. There are some good things about my job, which is why I have stayed so long. This place is like a boyfriend that is cute and funny, and you have a great time, but you keep having the same fight over and over, until all you do is fight, and you're not having fun any more. You stayed together longer than you should have, because you care about each other, but at a certain point you have make the decision to part as friends. There are things that you will miss, but you realize that this guy isn't the one. That's my job.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-04-20 16:40:02
ID: 59913
In response to a confession. Thank you! So many people are miserable at my job. I've started telling people that I'm looking and no one is surprised except for the person who came to me to talk about how I'm "having trouble getting along." I really like her, but I feel like she has a blind spot around the fact that there are people here that are truly abusive, because they don't treat her that way. There really are some nice people here, but I'm ready for something new.
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